Mexican Street Corn Soup (Elote Soup)

// Simple Mexican Street Corn Soup made and served in the glass Anyday dish, featuring sweet corn, red onion, chipotle peppers, and cotija cheese. This method ensures a rich and flavorful soup, ideal for a comforting and spicy meal.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

8 mins

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Savor the delicious flavors in this corn soup, reminiscent of classic Mexican street corn (elote), all made effortlessly with Anyday cookware. The perfect combination of spiciness, sweetness, and creaminess is enhanced by the crumbled cotija cheese, offering a sharp contrast to the sweet corn. Meanwhile, the smokiness of chipotle peppers provides a perfectly balanced touch. It's like taking a culinary journey to Mexico without ever leaving your kitchen.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Soups, Vegetables, Corn, corn on the cob, Gluten-free, Mexican, Deep Dish, Extra Large Dish Soups, Vegetables

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 cups (240g) yellow corn kernels, frozen or fresh
  • 2 tablespoons medium red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle in adobo sauce, canned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ serrano chili, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • cotija cheese, to taste
  • cilantro, to taste


  1. Combine corn, onion, chipotle, olive oil, and chili in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes, **or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add chicken or vegetable stock, then stir to combine and continue cooking for 3 minutes, or until soup is fully heated.
  4. Using an immersion blender or blender, blend until the soup is as smooth or chunky as you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish with a spoonful of cotija, a squeeze of lime juice, and cilantro to serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Serve with quesadillas for a delicious meal.
  • Try it with feta cheese if cotija is unavailable.
  • Add some fire-roasted corn kernels after the soup is blended for texture.

Recipe notes

  • Both frozen and fresh corn kernels result in a delicious soup.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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